Apply for an Internship

Internship Program

Are you interested in a McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship? Both undergraduate and postgraduate students can apply!

Please complete the application form below.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at info@mccuskercentre.uwa.edu.au.

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1. Please enter your contact information
2. What course are your currently studying? (please include majors/specialisations where possible)
3. Have you applied for a McCusker Centre internship before?
Choose Yes/No
Yes
No
4. Have you completed a McCusker Centre internship before?
Choose Yes/No
Yes
No
5. I would like to take this internship for 6 points academic credit towards my course
Choose Yes/No
Yes
No
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6. Please indicate your Faculty Student Office
Select your Faculty Student Office
Arts and Law
Business School
Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Health and Medical Sciences
Science Graduate Office
Graduate Research School
Global Learning Office

The McCusker Centre will seek approval from your faculty student office on your behalf and you will be advised the outcome by the student experience to your student email account.

7. In 200 words, describe your experience and interest in engaging in your communities and social issues more broadly. (e.g. Have you undertaken volunteering anywhere or done a service learning unit before or why are you interested in joining this program?)
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8. In 200 words, tell us what you think you can bring and contribute to these organisations and their projects? Why should you be considered to be part of our internship program?
9. Which of the following areas are of most interest to you?
Choose first area of interest
Research and policy development
Community consultation and engagement
Communications and Marketing
Digital media
Information technology and data management
Business development and service improvements
Evaluation
Choose second area of interest
Research and policy development
Community consultation and engagement
Communications and Marketing
Digital media
Information technology and data management
Business development and service improvements
Evaluation
Choose third area of interest
Research and policy development
Community consultation and engagement
Communications and Marketing
Digital media
Information technology and data management
Business development and service improvements
Evaluation
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10. Which of the following community areas most interests you?
Choose first community area
Aboriginal communities
Animals and the environment
Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Disability
Families and Children
Gender and Sexuality
Health and Mental Health
Human Rights
Older People
Poverty and Homelessness
Social Inclusion
Youth
Choose second community area
Aboriginal communities
Animals and the environment
Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Disability
Families and Children
Gender and Sexuality
Health and Mental Health
Human Rights
Older People
Poverty and Homelessness
Social Inclusion
Youth
Choose third community area
Aboriginal communities
Animals and the environment
Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Disability
Families and Children
Gender and Sexuality
Health and Mental Health
Human Rights
Older People
Poverty and Homelessness
Social Inclusion
Youth
11. In 100 words, what does being an ’active citizen’ mean to you?
12. Where did you hear about the McCusker Centre for Citizenship Internship Program?
Choose an option
Careerhub
McCusker Centre Facebook page
UWA Students Facebook page
Digital screens
Student email
Faculty staff/office
UWA website
Word of mouth
Other
13. Most of our internships take place locally, however a few are available regionally and interstate. Are you able to travel for an internship?
Choose an option
Yes - Regionally
Yes - Interstate
Yes - Both
No - Perth only
14. Upload your CV (accepted formats are pdf, doc and docx). You cannot progress your application until you upload your resume. This document will be forwarded upon request (if matched) to your host organisation.
15. Do you have a valid Working with Children Check?
Choose Yes/No
Yes
No
16. Do you have a valid Police Clearance?
Choose Yes/No
Yes, I have a valid one
No, but I understand it is my responsibility to apply for one
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About the Program

You can listen to more of what our interns had to say here.

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship offers structured, quality internships with not for profit, community and government organisations locally, regionally and globally.

Internships are open to all currently enrolled UWA students - undergraduate and postgraduate.

You will be matched based on your application and the internship opportunities available.


Successful undergraduate and postgraduate applicants may earn academic credit towards their degree when completing an internship.

Undergraduate - SVLG1002 Postgraduate - SVLG5001 (6 points)

*Please note, your faculty must approve your enrolment.

Please check with your Allocated Course Advice Office for further information.

For more information about the internships, please check askUWA.


ARE YOU AN ORGANISATION?

If your organisation is interested in becoming a partner with the McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship program, please click here for more information.


How to Apply

Applications are selected as part of a competitive processes. Students will be matched based on the quality of your application, communication skills, interests, experience and the internship opportunities available.

  1. View the list of internships on offer below

  2. Review your study plan to ensure that you can undertake an internship as part of your course

  3. Complete the online application form above (please use your student email address when applying)

  4. Organisations often require you to have a Working with Children Check and a National Police Clearance. If you are interested in working with children or youth, it is therefore advisable to obtain these checks before you undertake your internship


Summer 2018/2019 - Application Guidelines & Timelines

Summer internship opportunities will be published on our website from early September when Semester Two applications have closed. These opportunities are to be undertaken between late November 2018 and late February 2019.

In order to prepare your application and make sure you can attend the required sessions for one of these internships, please review the timeline below (these dates may be subject to change but are a good guide):

  • Summer Internship Applications - now open
  • Internship Information Session - 1pm, 9 October 2018, Love House
  • Summer Internships Application Deadline - 26 October 2018
  • Students will be advised on application outcome - between 30 October–16 November 2018
  • Induction Session - 2pm-4pm, 20 November 2018, Bayliss Building, Room G33
  • Cultural Awareness Training - 2pm-4pm, 22 November 2018, Bayliss Building, Room G33

If you have any questions about the internship program, please check askUWA, or email: info@mccuskercentre.uwa.edu.au

View Internship Opportunities
Sarah McCauley
Current UWA Student
Intern at Southcare

"The McCusker Centre for Citizenship provided an opportunity to explore unchartered territory and experience firsthand the inspiring work, people, and mission of the community and not-for-profit sector. I would recommend this opportunity to any UWA student. You might find a new passion or direction for your future career. I know I did."

Ross Wortham
CEO
Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia

“Our organisation and others have been blown away by the quality and professionalism of the interns and we benefit from the different viewpoints they bring. I'm now very excited by the collective impact that potentially hundreds of these interns will have on the community service sector over the coming years, helping to build real generational change.”

Rebecca Ball
Executive Director
Office of Multicultural Interests

"There’s a great need for young people to contribute to internships like these. They bring contemporary thinking, they reflect the views of not only their own personal views but the views of their peers and that’s very important... to be embedding that type of thinking ..."